Oatmeal Apple Spice Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

Is anyone else craving fall as much as I am?

Fall food is the best! I love this time of year when apples come into season and flavors are all about warmth and earthy, spicy, goodness. Fall food is all about comfort and for me, oatmeal cake is about as comforting as it gets.

Oatmeal Apple Spice Cake is such an easy dessert to throw together. Perfect for any fall get together


You have two options for texture when it comes to this cake. If you like your cake to be completely smooth, make sure you use quick cooking or instant oats. If you like a little bit of texture variation, you can use rolled oats like I did.

Adding sliced apple rings to the cake batter before baking adds a fun surprise to this cake! The apples slowly sink into the batter while the cake bakes.


As much as I love the cake, the brown butter glaze is probably my favorite part. Browning the butter gives the glaze the most glorious, salted caramel-esque flavor. It’s also a cinch to make and would be great on a wide variety of baked goods.

Oatmeal Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

My husband pointed out to me that because this cake has oatmeal in it, it makes a great breakfast. 😉 Enjoy!

Oatmeal Apple Spice Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 1 cup oats (rolled or quick cooking, depending on desired texture. See above)
  • 1 1/2 cups scalding milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and slice into rings
  • For the Glaze
  • 4 TBS salted butter
  • 1/2-1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 TBS whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the oats with the scalding hot milk. Stir, cover, and set aside for the oats to soften for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Combine the remaining ingredients and stir in the oatmeal mixture.
  4. Pour into a greased bundt pan. Place apple rings on top of the batter, overlapping slightly. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before inverting onto a serving plate. Drizzle with brown butter glaze (below) and serve.
  6. For the glaze: In a small saucepan, melt the butter and continue cooking on low heat until browned. Whisk in the confectioners sugar, milk, and vanilla until desired consistency is achieved.

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Jana is a wife and a momma. Food has always been a passion of hers, which led her to study Culinary Arts in college. After having her son, she put her dreams of owning her own restaurant on hold for a while and discovered a love for sharing her life and her culinary talent through blogging. Jana could easily spend all day creating magic in the kitchen...if she didn't have to do the dishes afterwards.

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  1. YUM! This looks so good. I love apple treats in the fall and this just looks incredible. I totally agree, it counts for breakfast 🙂

  2. Love the combination of oats and apples. Bookmarking this to try soon.

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